Built at the height of the Great Depression, Little Chapel in the Woods was designed by famed Texan architects O’Neill Ford and architect B. Swank Jr. Workers from the New Deal Public Works Project built the chapel, and art students painted and carved the interior of the chapel.
The stained glass windows pictured at 1:13 of the video above are dedicated to important women throughout history. Quotes from figures such as Marie Curie and Jane Addams are painted on glass, backed by the radiant Texas sunlight. Each window has a unique theme, from science to learning to dance.
The chapel is still a popular venue for weddings and religious services.
KERA Video from the series “The Look of Texas”. explores how our built environment preserves our history, reflects our diverse cultures, and projects our ambitions for the future. From the glitzy, vulgar House of Beer in Houston to the towering Museum of Modern Art in Fort Worth, architecture helps tell the story of who we are in Texas.
Learn more about the Little Chapel in the Woods, as well as other works created by the architects of the chapel.